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J.D. Hurd began his study of technical analysis at Shearson Loeb Rhodes in 1982. At the time, Mr. Hurd managed 35 index option portfolios for high net worth clients using technical analysis with discretion. In 1985, he turned his attention to the management of stock portfolios again with an emphasis in technical analysis. In 1988, Mr. Hurd left Shearson to join Craig-Hallum, Inc., a prominent Minneapolis stock investment boutique, to hone his skills in the investment of small-cap growth companies. In 1993, J.D. assisted in the formation of Summit Capital Group, an institutional research and sales organization that specialized in emerging and small growth companies. In 1998, Mr. Hurd joined Miller, Johnson & Kuehn, a regional stock brokerage to become the Director of Equity Sales and Senior Technical Analyst. In October of 2000, J.D. resigned his role in corporate management to focus solely on micro and small-cap portfolio management. He then managed approximately 140 small-cap portfolios with discretion at Hurd Growth Advisors under the Prudential Securities umbrella. In July of 2003, he left Prudential Securities to start Rocket Capital Management, LLC.